June, 29 2009, 09:53 AM
MasterCraft reports that it has found a way to return to viability without filing for bankruptcy protection, and is asking its vendors to accept a staged repayment plan or a discounted immediate payment.
While this is an out-of-court process, it will take a "significant amount of cash to restart production and normalize the company," CEO John Dorton said in a June 5 letter to vendors.
"This is a very happy outcome compared to what it could have been and what else we're seeing in the industry," Dorton said in a phone message to Soundings Trade Only. "This will be out of court, and we're just looking for our vendors to help us."
Kruger and Asher dominate the Global Invitational at Placid WatersComplete results in Excel here http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/divisions/3event/2009GlobalMarineResults.xls
A few funny videos from the weekend there https://twitter.com/Marcus_Brown_
America’s Premier Pro Water Skiing and Wakeboarding Competition,
Global Invitational 2009, hits West Michigan June 27, 2009.
Participants will compete for nearly $30,000 in prize money.
Nautique has done the unbelievable. They have developed a ski boat like no other in the industry, a boat that will completely revolutionize our industry.
When I joined the Nautique team, the current boat was the Ski Nautique 2001. In the 27 years since I’ve been on the team, Nautique has had only three new tournament ski boats. Each time they have revolutionized the industry and set the competition on a multi-year quest to try and catch up. Now, they’ve done it again.
Genuine Correct Craft, 100% Nautique. That was the goal when we created the 2009 Ski Nautique 196 CorrectCraftFan.com Edition. The purpose was to pay homage to the classic ski boat of the past while adding in all the performance and options found in a 2009 Nautique.
The boat’s creation was the collective efforts of Ken Reynolds of Adirondack Marine, Dave Hendricks of Correct Craft Customer Care and myself, the owner/operator of CorrectCraftFan.com. (Note: the development of this boat was not funded by Correct Craft, Inc.)
As a tribute to the early 70’s, the Ski Nautique CorrectCraftFan.com Edition is one solid color, Crush Orange, for both the hull and deck. It also has a 70’s era white ‘racing stripe’ on the deck and matching ‘boot stripe’ on each side. The interior is all Silver Cloud except for Vapor Blue piping accent and the embroidered CorrectCraftFan.com logo on the seat backs.
The ‘Orange Crush’, as it has been nicknamed, is powered by a PCM 6.0L Catanium 409 (that’s 409 hp with twin catalytic converters). The boat also features ZeroOff speed control and the patented Hydro-Gate. This boat is really something to see, drive and ski behind.
Parrish and Nowlan take Pro Titles. Dave Miller takes the Big Dawg.
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What is ramp angle and why should it concern you?... Ramp angle is the angle between your heel and forefoot which is determined by your ski boots and your bindings. It has a direct relationship to your fore / aft plane of balance. Increasing or decreasing this angle moves your center of mass forward or aft over the skis. Contrary to common belief changing the forward lean angle on your boot will not have the same effect, What is the correct degree? How does your equipment affect this angle? What are the symptoms of too little or too much ramp angle? If you are not aware of all the factors that affect fore and aft balance over your skis and how to change them, you are probably not at the optimum angle and not skiing to your potential. The following will help clarify all factors that affect ramp angle related to skiing and how to find the optimum angle for your own skiing.
After months of rigorous performance and durability testing, we are so confident in the superior quality of the RTM constructed Elite ski that we are offering a 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. This covers any kind of breakage, delamination, or any other problems caused as a result of manufacturing defects. And of course, the extended warranty comes FREE with the purchase of a new Elite ski.
RTM constructed Elite skis have been proven to be up to 50% stronger in break tests than compression molded carbon fiber skis, as well as having a practically unlimited lifespan with proper care. This is a result of the consistency provided by RTM. Find out more about RTM and the Andy Mapple designed Elite at obrienelite.com. Contact your local O’Brien dealer today to inquire about taking a demo ride on the new Elite!
Grove, OK (June 1, 2009) - June 6-7, the INT League will host waterski, wakeboard, wake skate and kneeboard events in Oklahoma for the first time. Snider’s Camp on Grand Lake is the location of the first and second stop, this Saturday and Sunday.
ZACHARY, LA- Due to economic crisis, the MasterCraft Pro Waterski Tour has been canceled for 2009. But have no fear! Despite the industry situation, the LA Night Jam will be making a return to the Baton Rouge area on Saturday June 6. This event can be described as an extreme sports competition meets family festival. Set under a stadium lit lake, local vendors, musicians, athletes and fans gather for the most unique night out of the summer. There is something for everyone including: eats and drinks, shopping, amusements, children’s entertainment, a full bar… even a dog park! A broad spectrum of watersports will be included but only the best waterski jumpers in the world will qualify for their chance to compete in the LA Night Jam ﬁnals held under the lights.
We are very happy to see Dave Goode GOODE SKI TECH, announce a contingency program for competitors skiing Goode products. Please go to Goode web site for details. Dave Goode has supported the Big Dawg every year since the first Big Dawg in 2004. We are pleased to have Goode Ski Tech. involved with the 2009 Big Dawg.